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|One step to stabilize calcium sodium phosphate crystals acting as photocatalysts embedded in a glass matrix
|Materials Science;Physics and Astronomy
|Unstable calcium sodium phosphate (CaNaPO4) in aqueous solution can be stabilized and shows photocatalytic activity in a glass matrix. This research utilizes one-step melt quenching to prepare glass ceramics with stable CaNaPO4 crystals in a glass material. The photocatalytic activity of the CaNaPO4 glass ceramic was investigated by monitoring methyl orange degradation with the addition of H2O2. Notably, the CaNaPO4 glass ceramic demonstrates the high-efficiency photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange (MO) under UV irradiation. The CaNaPO4 glass ceramic could be reused several times. After 8 cycles, the catalyst was still stable and effective in decomposing 100% of methyl orange within 5 h/cycle. In addition, the solid phase photocatalytic activity of the CaNaPO4 glass ceramic was examined by bleaching adsorbed MB under UV light for 25 h. It could also inhibit the growth of E. coli bacteria after UV irradiation for 20 min. Therefore, CaNaPO4 embedded glass ceramic might be an alternative photocatalytic material for wastewater treatment.
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